3 Reasons Why You Should Stop Comparing Yourself to Strangers (or Friends) on the Internet and Start Believing in the Beauty of your Own Dreams

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Okay, I admit it. I am SO guilty of doing this. I was lying on my couch the other day (after watching back to back episodes of House – my new TV addiction), when I clicked across to my Facebook feed. I starting browsing through some images a friend has posted from a stunning resort in Bali. Her days are spent travelling the world and teaching people to become location independent entrepreneurs. I feel a twinge of envy in my gut. Another friend excitedly posts that they’d just scored a $200,000 a year job. My eye starts to twitch. 

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How many cents in the dollar actually go to helping the girls you work with?

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So this is the second blog post in our #AskACharity series – and it’s a great question! And one that is often asked in a variety of different ways. How much money get’s spent on admin? Fundraising? Operations? How much of what you raise actually helps the girls? Our answer to these questions? All of it. EVERY cent of the dollar you donate goes towards helping the girls we work with – it’s just that some of it goes more directly to helping the girls than others. We know that many people get uncomfortable around admin / fundraising and operation…

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We’d like to Introduce you to One Girl’s New CEO.

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And her name is.. (NOT TELLING!) At least not in the first paragraph, how would I get you to keep reading? :) For the last few months we’ve been undergoing some exciting changes at One Girl – and now we can finally share all the good news with you! (To manage your expectations, we should let you know right now that it’s not Batman.) As most of you might know, Dave one of our Co-Founder stepped down from One Girl last year which meant the co-CEO role that Dave and I (Chantelle) shared had to be reinvented. We wanted to take some time…

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Charity Mother's Day Gifts

Your Mum deserves a Gift That Doesn’t Suck

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Psst…Mother’s Day is less than 3 weeks away! If you’re looking for a beautiful, thoughtful, and ethical gift for your amazing Mum, we’ve got you covered with our awesome range of Gifts That Don’t Suck, perfect for Mother’s Day! It’s not just a quirky name, these gifts are 100% completely non-sucky. Each was lovingly designed, or handpicked from some of our favourite brands, guaranteed to earn you some brownie points and let your Mum know just how much you love her. Plus the profits from every single purchase you make through our store goes towards funding our Girls’ Education projects – so…

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Are you ready to Run #LikeAGirl?

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Ever heard this? “You run like a girl.” Or throw/fight/hit/kick/play/whatever else people try and knock girls down for. Whether or not you’re a girl, you’ve probably heard that at some stage in your life. But have you actually stopped to ask why that should ever be a bad thing? From a young age we’re told to assume being #likeagirl means being weak, or inadequate. But why can’t #likeagirl mean fierce, competitive, passionate and enduring? We believe it can. So with our Run #LikeAGirl campaign we’re out to prove exactly that – and we need YOUR help to do it! My…

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How do you build a new future? One brick at a time.

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Mr Kargbo couldn’t believe what he was hearing. After all they’d been through – after all the horrors that they’d seen – were they going to lose the school again? Mr Kargbo is the Head Teacher at the community school in Ronietta. For him, it’s not just a job – it’s a mission. He’s on a mission to educate the children of his community, to equip them with knowledge to go out and reach their full potential. And he’d just been told the Government of Sierra Leone was planning to shut down the school – his school. He’d lost his…

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